Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 3, 2009
The Funeral Service for VaLorus “Val” L. Hoiseth of Albert Lea, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
The Rev. Dan Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Winnebago County, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.
Val was born on the July 4, 1922, the daughter of Oscar and Hazel (Bravick) Flo in Bricelyn. Val’s mother died when she was a toddler and she was graciously cared for by aunts and uncles Gertie and Ole Sunde and Peter and Lydia Flo in the Bricelyn area.
She married Herbert Hoiseth in 1940 and to this union six children were born:
Barbara, Steven, K.W., Michael, Richard and Kathryn. They were later divorced.
With lots of tender, loving care and hard work, Val raised her six children.
She always put everyone else first, never complaining.
She worked until she was 85, having worked in onion fields, as a waitress and for 26 years as a cook at Woodvale.
In addition to working and caring for her family she also found time to volunteer at the Eagles and the Moose Clubs. She was a member of First Lutheran Church.
VaLorus loved to travel and take trips with her family, having been to Europe four times. She loved to read, especially cookbooks, enjoyed boating and being on the pontoon, and would never miss laughing at a good Ole and Lena joke.
VaLorus died on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, with family by her side.
She was 87.
She is survived by her children Barbara (Irv) Lampman of Albert Lea,
K.W. Hoiseth (Taka) of Leesville, La., Michael (Wanda) Hoiseth of Albert Lea, Richard (Judy) Hoiseth of Albert Lea and Kathryn (John) Knutson of Albert Lea; grandchildren Ronda (Ron) Osborne of Tampa, Fla., Kevin Hoiseth of Leesville, La., Tiffany (Josh) Maks of Leesville, La., Jodi Brackey of Chandler, Ariz., Jeffery Hoiseth of Albert Lea, James Hoiseth of Albert Lea, Jason Hoiseth of Albert Lea, Jennifer (Tom) Keller of Rochester, Laura Nelson of Stewartville, Bobby Hoiseth of Austin, Nicholas (Alicia) Hoiseth of Lake Mills, Iowa, Tarah Hoiseth of Manly, Iowa, Anthony Hoiseth of Albert Lea, Julie Larson (Brad) of North Branch, Janice (Brad) Adams of Gordonsville; 13 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, brother Myron Flo of Sullivan, Maine and step-sister Beverly Farris of Fargo, N.D.
Val was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Hazel Flo, step-mother Minnie Flo, step-sister Martha Streater and son Steven Hoiseth.
Val will affectionately be remembered to many as “Grandma,” as she connected and made friends with many of all generations.
Blessed be her Memory!